National Panel Impressed with Residential Energy Guarantee
ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. – Bonded Builders Warranty Group (BBWG) has been named to the Suppliers Advisory Board of the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), which administers the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) to measure a home’s energy performance.
The board was formed to advise RESNET’s board of directors on the constantly evolving energy needs of home owners. BBWG played a key role in that evolution by developing the Residential Energy Guarantee®, the housing industry’s first program to guarantee the cost of energy use for an entire home.
According to Steve Baden, RESNET’s executive director, BBWG “has taken our HERS rating system to another level, using our standards to provide home buyers with a new layer of confidence that guarantees their home will live up to the promise of energy efficiency.
“For home builders, the Residential Energy Guarantee allows them to show consumers that they build energy-efficient homes and that they are willing to stand behind their promise.”
Developed in 2006, HERS quickly became the industry standard for assessing and rating a home’s energy performance … a miles-per-gallon sticker for houses. As such, it provides prospective buyers and home owners an insight into how the home ranks in terms of energy efficiency, Baden explains.
The Residential Energy Guarantee program covers not only heating and cooling, but also all power usage throughout the rated new home. This first-of-its-kind program for new homes is the only one that guarantees energy usage for the entire home based on standards set by RESNET.
For more information on Bonded Builders Warranty Group, please visit www.bondedbuilders.com. For details on the Residential Energy Guarantee, please visit www.bondedbuilders.com/builders/products/residential-energy-guarantee/. Want more on RESNET? Please visit www.resnet.us/